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Destinations

“We can’t live here in hermit kingdom”: NSW to ditch quarantine for international arrivals from 1 November

The big policy shift means that NSW is the only Aussie state to announce quarantine-free international travel.

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Aviation

Federal Court rejects Qantas’ attempt to “delay” reinstatement and compensation for outsourced workers

by Ali Coulton

The court decided to proceed with remedy hearings, despite Qantas’ attempt to throw a spanner in the works. However, it appears said spanner wasn’t quite big enough.

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Aviation

Virgin and Rex follow Qantas in standing down staff

The bosses of Virgin and Rex are both flipping the bird at COVID after being forced to stand down staff.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia to introduce new domestic services, as pilots vote in favour of new enterprise deal

Here’s some good news not only for people who fly with Virgin, but also those who actually navigate the aircraft.

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Aviation

“Clearly the last thing we want to do”: Qantas and Jetstar to stand down 2,500 staff

Sadly, the ongoing impact from the Greater Sydney lockdown has forced Alan Joyce’s hand.

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Aviation

Court rules Qantas used COVID-19 as “opportunity” to axe employees

The TWU has claimed victory over the flying kangaroo in its stoush over the outsourcing of around 2,000 ground-handling operators.

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Wholesalers

CATO calls for domestic ‘vaccine passport’ and transparency around PM’s pathway out of COVID-19

The Council of Australian Tour Operators has joined the mob of industry bodies who reckon the PM’s roadmap is a bit light on the details.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Aviation

Hundreds of passengers urged to isolate after Virgin Australia crew member tests positive for COVID-19

The crew member worked on five flights between major cities across three states while they were believed to be infectious.

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Aviation

Another Qantas plane cops damage due to baggage vehicle crash, this time with passengers on board

The latest incident has prompted a stinging retort from Qantas, with the airline accusing the TWU of “pointing fingers and getting the basic facts wrong”.

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Aviation

Flight attendant loses two teeth after passenger attack, as union calls for more protection

A cabin crew union in the US said incidences of passengers verbally and physically abusing staff has climbed since the pandemic began.

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Aviation

Union calls for safety investigation after baggage vehicle crashes into Qantas plane

by Ali Coulton

The Transport Workers’ Union is blaming the incident, alongside a string of others, on the national carrier’s decision to outsource its ground crew.

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